I used to use Double Wear for years. It was always my go to foundation and I felt like nothing suited my skin as well. The coverage it gives is incredible but it can definitely be sheered out to not look cakey. A few years ago though, I don’t know if it was my age or changes in my skin but I started to find it kind of drying and it tended to cling to fine lines. I looked so much older with it on than without any makeup so I started wearing Double wear light instead. I’v pretty much stuck with that as my day to day foundation since (in between trying every other foundation there is!) Estee Lauder foundations are the best for me without a doubt. Double wear light is great but the lasting power is not the same. I recently tried the orginal again, only wearing it where necessary and blending really well. It didn’t look dry or heavy and lasted ALL day. It doesn’t budge. I don’t know about for every day but I’ll be keeping a bottle of this handy for when I need a bit more coverage or when I need my makeup to last!
If you haven’t tried this doo! It’s so good. Kind of like gel eyeliner for filling in your eyebrows. Sounds a bit scary and it can go wrong – you need a very light hand! The brush you use is also really important with this to achieve a natural look. It has to be an extremely thin angled brush that can mimic the look of individual hairs. Otherwise you can get that painted on, opaque effect which is not a good look. It lasts all day and sets your brows at the same time. I’m loving the combination of these two together. I’m a huge fan of Zoeva brushes in general. The quality is excellent for the price. I am the shade dark brown in the dipbrow pomade.
Randolph Aviators- from €144 upwards depending on how you customise them
If you’ve seen some of our outfit posts recently chances are you’ve seen these. My favourites sunnies at the moment. They are just classic aviators that are slightly squared off at the bottom which I think suits my face shape better than Rayban Aviators!
I picked these up randomly when I ran out of my shampoo and conditioner and I’v really liked using them. They smell fab for one. If you like coconut that is. It’s a scent that really reminds me of holidays but it’s not overpowering or sickly. More importantly they do a great job. My hair feels lovely and soft after using them.
I wear a facial spf everyday even if it looks dull out. I usually use the Kheils daily defence spf 50 which I love, but I decided to give this a go for a change after hearing great things about it. It’s really impressed me! It does the job (I always know by the hyperpigmentation on my face which comes up as soon as the sun appears) it isn’t greasy and doesn’t ball up. For those reasons it’s ideal under makeup.
I’v been using this exfoliating toner since running out of my favourite First Aid beauty exfoliating pads. This is another Caroline Hirons enabled purchase and she points out that it’s not to be mistaken for the Clinique Clarifying lotion that confusingly comes in a similar bottle. The mild clarifying lotion is a gentle exoliant and it has salicylic acid for blemishes. Unlike some other Clinique lotions it doesn’t contain alchohol which can dry out the skin. I really like how my skin feels after using it and I’v been using it all month.
Shiseido eyelash curlers €27This is a constant favourite of mine that I thought deserved a mention! All eyelash curlers are not made equal! Most are crap. It’s one of those things that I haven’t found a good cheaper alternative to some of the higher end ones. The two best by all accounts are the Shu Uemura one and this one from Shiseido. they are similar in price and both are really effective. What swayed me with this is you can buy the little soft pads that clamp down on your eyelashes seperately, whereas with the Shu Uemura one, once it has worn out you have to buy whole new curlers. Once you start adding this step into your routine it’s hard to stop. It makes a huge difference!